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Dysphagia Cups

Dysphagia cups are adapted drinking cups especially designed for people who have difficulty swallowing safely.Dysphagia can be caused by different anatomical problems such as blockages or obstructions, and/or nerves of the brain, throat or esophagus malfunctioning. Some diseases of the brain that affect neurological control are: stroke, amyotropic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, and cerebral palsy. Dysphagia can also be caused by conditions that affect muscle function or connective tissue throughout the body including: muscular dystrophy, myasthenia gravis, and Sjögren’s syndrome.

Regardless of the cause, those who have swallowing disorders are advised to modify how they drink thin liquids to avoid choking or aspiration. Considerable clinical research has been conducted into the method and volume that is most appropriate to facilitate a safe swallow. Most research indicates that a large population of people can take a volume of 5cc of thin liquid into the mouth at one time, and swallow it without difficulty. A pause should follow each swallow.
    Delivers fixed amount of liquid to encourage normal drinking habits and small swallows for people with swallowing difficulties.
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